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The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

Fairleigh Dickinson University

NJ Labor Department Names Universities to Oversee Seven Talent Development Centers; Part of State’s ‘65 by 25: Many Paths, One Future’ Initiative

Trenton, NJ, November 6, 2017 — The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) on October 30 named seven state colleges and universities as the recipients of $8.4 million in state grants to oversee the state’s Talent Development Centers (TDC).

The grants will help create innovative career pathways and apprenticeships in the Garden State’s seven key industries.

The seven industries and New Jersey higher-education institutions:

  • Advanced Manufacturing – Camden County College
  • Construction & Utilities – New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
  • Financial Services – Rowan College at Gloucester County
  • Health Care – Rutgers University
  • Life Sciences – Rutgers University
  • Retail, Hospitality & Tourism – Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Transportation, Logistics & Distribution – Rowan College at Burlington County

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Fairleigh Dickinson University Inaugurates Christopher Capuano as 8th President

Dr. Christopher A. Capuano

Florham, NJ, October 4, 2017 — Angelo Carfagna and Kenna Caprio report that Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) opened for classes on September 16, 1942.  Seventy-five years and eleven days later, the University community gathered at the Florham Campus to officially inaugurate its 8th president, Christopher Capuano, Ph.D.

The September 27 ceremony took place under a tent on the Library Lawn, before a crowd of more than 500 people, including former FDU presidents Sheldon Drucker and Francis Mertz, higher education dignitaries and other college presidents. Continue reading

Fairleigh Dickinson University Dedicates Ronald J. Doerfler Center for Innovation and Project Based Learning

Madison, NJ, June 17, 2017 — Fairleigh Dickinson University’s new center for innovation and project based learning was dedicated in the memory of Ronald J. Doerfler BS’62, MBA’72 (Metro), who, together with his wife Krys, made a generous gift to make its construction possible.

The center is located in the Monninger Center at the Florham Campus in Madison.

Doerfler, who served on the University’s Board of Trustees, earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and then a MBA from the University. Continue reading

Opinion: FDU President Christopher A. Capuano: ‘How to Stop New Jersey’s Brain Drain’

Dr. Christopher A. Capuano

Madison, NJ, April 21, 2017Fairleigh Dickinson University President , Ph.D., published the following op-ed in The Star-Ledger on April 14:

For decades, New Jersey has been one of the highest exporters of college students. Students go to college in other states for lots of reasons.

One reason is that New Jersey is a small state and many choices are located within close proximity to its borders — in Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Delaware. Continue reading

President Trump Considering Fairleigh Dickinson’s Dr. Joseph Gulfo to Head FDA

Joseph Gulfo, M.D.

Teaneck, NJ, February 6, 2017 — Kelly Heyboer reports in The Star-Ledger that President Donald J. Trump is considering a Fairleigh Dickinson University official, Dr. Joseph Gulfo, who wrote a book critical of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is one of President Donald Trump’s top choices to lead the federal agency.

Joseph Gulfo, M.D., executive director of Fairleigh Dickinson’s Lewis Center for Healthcare Innovation and Technology, is one of the names being vetted for the FDA commissioner job, according to the political website The Hill and several pharmaceutical industry publications.

Gulfo did not respond to requests to comment on the reports. Continue reading

Fairleigh Dickinson University Names Dr. Gillian Small University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Fairleigh Dickinson SquareTeaneck, NJ, May 24, 2016 ― Fairleigh Dickinson University has named Gillian Small University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, making her the University’s second ranking officer.  Her appointment will begin August 1, 2016.

“Dr. Small’s depth of experiences, her many strengths and talents and her passion for advancing and building successful initiatives make her an ideal choice for this critical position,” said University President Sheldon Drucker.

President-elect Christopher A. Capuano added that, “Small has a well-established history of building collaborative opportunities both across CUNY as well as with external partners. She will be a great champion for FDU’s academic programs and progress.” Continue reading

Medical Innovation Impact Index Launched at FDU Rothman Institute

Madison, NJ, June 1, 2015 ― The Medical Innovation Impact Index (MI3), a new method for evaluating the impact of regulation on medical innovation, has been developed at the Initiative for Patient Centered Innovation (iPCI) of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s (FDU) Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The inaugural MI3 Alert pertains to new FDA (Food & Drug Administration) draft guidance documents and a Senate proposal for accelerating the approval of certain medical devices. Continue reading

Rothman Institute Announces 11th Annual Idea for NJ High School Students

Madison, NJ, February 19, 2014 — The Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship, which is affiliated with Fairleigh Dickinson University, is pleased to announce the eleventh annual New Jersey Idea Competition.

Students are given the challenge to create a business idea and submit it to a panel of judges comprised of university professors and experts in business and entrepreneurship.

Students with the most innovative ideas and business proposals will be awarded cash prizes and recognized at our awards ceremony, where they will get to connect and network with other high school students from across New Jersey who are creative and innovative, as well. Continue reading

FDU to Host CEO Innovation Lecture Series with ETS’s Kurt Landgraf on November 20

Madison, NJ, October 22, 2013 — Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business will host the 8th Annual CEO Innovation Lecture Series on Wednesday, November 20 at FDU College at Floreham’s Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall Mansion).  This year’s keynote presenter will be Kurt Landgraf, President and Chief Executive Officer, ETS.

This series of lectures exposes participants to the latest ideas of the finest CEO innovators. Continue reading